Bailey Baynham, CPA
What I do now: Partner at Cole, Evans & Peterson, CPAs in Shreveport, LA
My work/job consists of: Assisting individuals and businesses in accounting and tax matters
How I got to LSUS (or why I chose LSUS):
I had one "really fun" semester at LSU (Baton Rouge) right after high school at Captain Shreve. Then, after three years of bartending, I enrolled at LSUS.
Fond Memories of LSUS:
I met my wife, Lori. (Click here to read more about Lori! or click here to read Lori's version of how she met Bailey on campus!)
LSUS faculty who helped me:
Doug Sharp (worked me hard); Harvey Rubin (interesting and fun)
How LSUS helped me succeed:
Rigorous training from professors who care about my ability to succeed after school.
Advice to college-bound students:
Find something you love to do and work hard at it.
Advice to someone who wants to enter my field:
Pay attention to the details.
Tips on choosing a major or career:
Keep an open mind. You never know what will present itself.
My toughest professional challenge:
Finding, and keeping, good professional staff.
My toughest personal challenge:
Making enough time to spend with my wife and children, particularly during the filing season.
Successes (honors, awards, etc.) in my life:
Happily married. Partner at the best CPA firm in town.
I've learned this from life:
Everything worth doing requires personal effort. Sometimes it seems like too much. Do it anyway.